Should Catholics eat less meat?
Since Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home) in 2015, many Catholics have made conscious changes in their lives to show greater care for creation, including by reducing their meat consumption.

U.S. Catholic digital editor Stephanie Clary says, "A deep dive into ecological theology followed by fascination with Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for Our Common Home) taught me that sustainable lifestyle habits are required of Catholics if we intend to live a life that glorifies God." For her, that means following a plant-based diet.

What do you think? Should Catholics eat less meat? U.S. Catholic wants to know.
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1. On average, I eat meat:
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2. My diet is best described as:
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3. I abstain from eating meat on Fridays.
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4. I participate/have participated in faith-based meatless Monday initiatives.
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5. I have attended a parish/church event that offered meat-free meal options.
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6. I know how to plan a plant-based meal that is nutritionally complete.
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7. I made a conscious decision to eat less meat because of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.
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8. Fasting is an important aspect of my faith.
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9. My dietary choices are informed by Catholic ethics/social justice principles.
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10. Factors that affect my decision to eat/not eat meat include:
11. There are faith-based reasons to abstain from eating meat.
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12. Catholics should eat less meat.
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13. My faith does not inform my dietary choices.
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